Last year, at Buffalo Peaks Ranch/in-progress site for the Rocky Mountain Land Library (founded by Jeff and Ann of the Tattered Cover Book Store in Denver), Carl and I made a half-assed attempt to get to the peak of Reinecker Ridge that looms due east of the ranch. We failed miserably. The terrain around Trout Creek was ankle-breaking ruts and veins and divots and we just weren't prepared. So this year we looked at Google maps and found a culvert we could cross with general ease and then on up to a barbed wire fence to climb over before the 1,500-foot ascent to the top on a 42-degree angle. It took us about an hour while Sarah held down the ranch. I know it doesn't seem like a big deal, but to a city boy in jeans and work boots, hauling a backpack with gear, it was a big deal. The winds up top were strong enough you could just about lean into them without falling down.
Halfway out the pasture looking east at the ridge.
At the top looking east away from the ranch at the valley with Bald Hill right there.
Looking west down over the ranch, which you can see right in the middle of the frame.
Just me hamming it up on top. Carl's phone shot.